National and International Work

Newcastle is a European Regional Capital city. It is home to world leading businesses in the industries of health care, medical research and digital, and has a strong professional services sector. It has a catchment area of 2.5million people and the highest growth rate of millionaires in the UK.

Only by ensuring that these strengths are understood as widely as possible by investors can the future economic growth of the city be secured. NE1 is therefore increasingly working with property owners and investment funds to progress development sites. More specifically NE1 is working with BID Nikolai Quartier in Hamburg and the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce on a number of projects.

As well as working to promote Newcastle, NE1 also seeks to highlight effectiveness of the BID model. As such we have worked with Tony Travers at LSE, Centre for Cities, Centre for Policy Studies and the RSA and we continue to lobby the Treasury, Cabinet Office, DCLG and BIS.

In April 2016, NE1 met with a group of business leaders from London and Copenhagen, members of the BCSC (British Council of Shopping Centres) and Gehl Architects to discuss the impact that public realm investment and design can have on the economic growth of city centres. The aim of the conference was to forge long term contacts and commercial relationships with businesses internationally to ensure that Newcastle maintains its place as a European regional capital city and a leading player in European business.

Key Facts

  • NE1 has been awarded the prestigious 2016 EU BID Award.
  • NE1 is a founding member of the European BIDs Network.
  • NE1 is a founding member of the Northern BID Group, which is co-chaired by NE1’s Chief Executive Sean Bullick.
  • NE1 is formally twinned with BID Nikolai Quartier in Hamburg,

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Newcastle’s Profile

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Newcastle is a European Regional Capital city. It is home to world leading businesses in the industries of health care, medical research and digital and has a strong professional services sector. It has a catchment area of 2.5million people and the highest growth rate of millionaires in the UK.

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Capital Projects

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Securing £5m from the Regional Growth Fund, NE1 worked with Newcastle City Council, Network Rail and Virgin Trains East Coast to invest £24.5m in transforming the station, public realm and welcome to the city.

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Alive After Five

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Alive after Five was both a response to the challenge of online competition and the result of NE1 having identified the huge commercial opportunity that lay in bridging the gap between Newcastle’s daytime and evening offers.

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Getting the Basics Right

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It may not be glamourous but as a city, we need to get the basics right. NE1’s Street Rangers and Rapid Response Clean Team are on hand, working with the city’s businesses on a daily basis to resolve issues and improve the look and feel of the city.